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Definition of incapable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1not able to do something incapable of something incapable of speech incapable of doing something The children seem to be totally incapable of working by themselves.
  2. 2not able to control yourself or your affairs; not able to do anything well The manager was completely incapable and had to be let go. If people keep telling you that you're incapable, you begin to lose confidence in yourself. opposite capable
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: incapable